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Survey: more than half of Lithuanians would know where to address in case their rights were violated

8 December 2014

Seimo kontrolierių įstaigaMore than half of Lithuanians would know where to address in case their rights were violated, a recent survey has revealed.

According to information obtained from the poll, conducted by Vilmorus at the request of the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office, almost forty two percent of respondents would turn to the Seimas Ombudsmen when their rights were violated.

Each year the Seimas Ombudsmen ask Lithuanians whether they have enough information about the human rights defenders who may help them in case their rights are violated in municipal and governmental institutions.

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Signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement was held in the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office

18 November 2014

Pasirašymo sutartisOn 18 November 2014 the head of the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office Augustinas Normantas signed a cooperation agreement with the head of the Law Institute of Lithuania Jurgita Paužaitė-Kulvinskienė. The Seimas Ombudsmen’s office and the Institute will collaborate in the field of research, counselling, development of projects and organising of conferences.

“Respect for human rights, constitutional values and justice, which ensures balance between the rights and duties in social relations prevailing in the society is what we aim for when protecting human rights,” said the head of the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office Augustinas Normantas during the signing ceremony.

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The communal devotions will be permitted in Lukiškės Prison on Fridays

31 October 2014

lukiskesThe head of Lukiškės Remand Prison–Prison Viktoras Davidenko will permit remand prisoners to hold communal prayers and devotions in attendance of a member of Sunni Muslim community on Fridays. Such a decision was made after a successful mediation of the Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas when he addressed the head of Lukiškės Prison.

After a complaint was received from a remand prisoner A. B. complaining about poor conditions to hold collective prayers and devotions in Lukiškės Prison, the Seimas Ombudsman A. Normantas requested the head of Lukiškės Prison to consider the possibility of adjusting the daily routine for those remand prisoners who worship Islam in Lukiškės Prison, so they could hold communal devotions on Fridays.

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